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Terms & Conditions

Christmas Delivery Cut Off:  

Please note Our Christmas Cut off date will be the 16th December 2020

Service Promise
Protecting your privacy and providing you with the best customer care is of paramount importance to us. We ask for your personal details so that we can provide you with convenient access to our chocolate products, keep you up to date with; our products, news and other information we think you’d like to hear about.  If at any time you no longer wish to be on our mailing list simply click the unsubscribe link on our email communications, email us or write to us at The Silky Oak Chocolate Company, 1131 Links Road, R.D. 3, Napier 4183.
 
Normal Delivery Times
Online ordering is only available within New Zealand. Delivery times depend on how and when you order. Normally, orders are dispatched the next working day. For North Island customers, this means you should receive your order within 2-4 working days. For South Island customers, this means you should receive your order within 3-5 working days. If you have not received your delivery within these time frames please email us or phone us on 06 845 0908.
 
Delivery Charges
$10 is our normal delivery cost inside New Zealand.  The charges quoted on our website are subject to change from time to time and relate to New Zealand only. 
 
Online ordering is only available within New Zealand.   However we are very happy to also ship overseas.  We will confirm the cost of shipping with you on receipt of your order.  The product price will also be adjusted to remove the local service tax (GST of 15%).
 
We take great pride in our chocolate and wish to ensure they arrive in pristine condition; as such orders do not leave for delivery to the South Island on Thursday or Friday, as it takes a minimum of 2 days for delivery.  North Island deliveries (other than Hawke’s Bay) do not leave on Fridays for the same reason.  This way we can be sure that chocolates are not left in a courier depot over the weekend.  In the case of urgent deliveries being required, we will send chocolate on these days, but only at the risk and request of the customer.  Silky Oak Chocolates take no responsibility in the situation where there is failure by the courier company to deliver over a weekend.
 
Return and Refunds
It is our policy to replace or refund on damaged goods only.  If you have any concerns with any of our products please contact us.  Our aim is to please. 

Dairy/Gluten Free

Whilst every care is taken, we cannot guarantee that our dark chocolate products are totally dairy or gluten free, as we have dairy and gluten products on the premises.
 
If You Move
Please remember to update your contact details! Just email us or write to us at Silky Oak Chocolate Company, P O Box 7438 Taradale, Napier.
 
Site Content
All information provided on our website is presented in good faith. We have included links to other websites for your convenience and interest. We can not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of websites linked to or from this site.
 
Security
We have systems in place to safeguard the security of your order details. Any information which you transmit to us from our order page, is sent through a secure Internet system (for those who want to know the technical details; we use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from our website, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Internet Explorer 5.5 or later or Netscape 6.2 or later. This protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet). We encourage you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
 
We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is secure. However we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your computer system arising out of or relating to your use of this site or any linked site.
 
Site Access
This site is controlled and operated from New Zealand and is subject to the laws of New Zealand. You are responsible for ensuring that your access to this site is not illegal or prohibited and for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the materials in this site in violation of New Zealand laws and regulations.
 
Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights in this site are owned by Silky Oak Chocolate Company. If you would like to copy or reproduce any of the site content, please contact us for written permission.
 
Jurisdiction
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies across all individual websites that are owned and operated by The Silky Oak Chocolate Company Limited.

When we refer to “The Silky Oak Chocolate Company Limited”, “Silky Oak”, “we” or “us” we are referring to The Silky Oak Chocolate Company Limited which also includes all associated Contractors who are contracted to provide services and support on behalf of The Silky Oak Chocolate Company Limited.

When we refer to “personal information” we mean identifiable information about you, for example your name, email, address, telephone number etc.

1. The purpose of this privacy policy is to let users of our Website know when we collect personal information and what we do with it. We do not use, share or transfer personal information in connection with our Website except as set out in this policy.

This policy may change from time to time so please reread this policy periodically.

2. When you disclose personal information to us e.g. when you make an online purchase or completing a contact form, such information will be viewable by administrators of our Website and our Contractors (including third parties providing services related to the administration, improvement, and/or securing of our Website and the information it contains (“Third Party Contractors”)).

3. Personal information that you provide will be held by us, and may be shared with, and held by, Third Party Contractors to the extent necessary for the services they provide related to the administration, improvement, and/or securing of our Website and the information it contains. Email addresses provided when completing online forms or when emailing feedback directly to us are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we will not publicise the names or email addresses of individuals provided to us without their consent.

4. We may use the personal information you provide to us for the purposes of administering, evaluating, improving, and securing our Website and the information it contains, improving our Website and communicating with you. In addition to sending you marketing communications, we may also use your personal information to display targeted advertising to you online – through our own Website or through third party Website and their platforms.

5. Feedback is important and is used to evaluate and improve our Website. If you provide feedback on our Website directly to us via the supplied email address or contact form, that feedback will be sent to an appropriate team member, Contractor or Third Party Contractor. We may pass on relevant comments to other people within our business, who administer, have contributed content to, or are otherwise interested in, our Website. This could include your email address and other identifying information.

6. We use Google Analytics to measure the performance of our Website. The information collected by this service helps us understand how the Website is being used and what we could improve. This information is aggregated and non-personally identifying and may include:
• your IP address;
• the search terms you used;
• the pages you accessed on our Website and the links you clicked on;
• the date and time you accessed our Website;
• the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to our Website;
• your operating system (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS X);
• the type of web browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox); and
• other incidental matters such as screen resolution and the language setting of your browser
• demographic information such as age group and gender

The information referred to above will be viewable by administrators of our Website. It may also be shared with Third Party Contractors for the purpose of administration, improvement, and/or securing of our Website.

7. Our Websites generate persistent session cookies for the purpose of monitoring site usage. The cookies do not collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of the web browser you are using to view our Website without affecting your ability to use our Website.

8. If you are logged into a Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Google, and/or LinkedIn account while you browse our Website, these companies will be able to connect your browsing behaviour to your profile. Our Website utilises remarketing tools to advertise to you online. We allow third-party vendors, including Google, LinkedIn and Facebook, to show ads to you on sites across the Internet. These ads are shown to you based on your browsing behaviour on this Website.

These remarketing activities utilise first-party cookies (such as Google Analytics) and third-party cookies (such as the cookies used by our Facebook Pixel) together to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to this Website.

You can opt out of ads that are based on web behaviour, that are served by Google, Facebook and LinkedIn by clicking on these links:
• Opt out of Facebook remarketing
• Opt out of Google remarketing

9. You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at info@silkyoakchocs.co.nz

We may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.

10. If you are not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner: www.privacy.org.nz